Earlier this year, Heart of London Business Alliance’s occupier members were given the opportunity to vote for Heart of London to continue its mandate.
To ensure neutrality, the BID ballot was administered by the City of Westminster Returning Officer and their Electoral Services staff. It was arranged in line with the rules set out in the BID regulations (2004) as approved by Parliament.
The ballot needed to satisfy two tests – a majority in number of those voting and a majority in proportion of Rateable Value of those voting. The BID levy can only come into effect if these two tests are met. The BID levy is then applicable to all eligible businesses.
All eligible businesses were entitled to one vote per hereditament. Some businesses occupying more than one hereditament within the area were therefore entitled to more than one vote.
On 24 March 2017 the results were announced, with Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus BID receiving 91% in favour for number of votes and 91% in favour in proportion of Rateable Value. Piccadilly and St James’s BID received 92% in favour relating to number of votes and 93% in favour in relation to Rateable Value.
If you have any questions on the how the ballot was run please call 020 7734 4507 to speak to –
Debra Karim, Corporate Executive
Jeremy Brown, Company Management Executive
Ros Morgan, Chief Executive
James Robinson, Head of Place
Emily Ferrary, Head of Destination